Highams Park Business Group

The Highams Park Business Group (HPBG) was set up by local businesses to support people who work, live or do business in Highams Park.

Mission Statement

To build a vibrant and cohesive network to promote the growth of Highams Park’s diverse businesses offering quality products and services to the local community and beyond.

What do we do?

The HPBG create connections and build relationships with the local businesses and professionals.

How do we do it?

To accomplish our goals the group meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month to exchange leads and learn more about one member’s specific business, or business enhancement ideas. Each member is also given an opportunity to update the group on special developments relative to their specific industry or business.

Who do we do it for?

Anyone who carries out business in and around the Highams Park area. This includes not just the shops, cafes, restaurants and businesses in Highams Park District Centre but homeworkers and internet businesses across the wider Highams Park area.

What value are we bringing?

  • Business growth
  • A welcoming and supportive environment
  • An understanding and promotion of all the businesses in the area
  • An increase in the awareness and business generated

Aims

  1. To help businesses grow and prosper.
  2. To improve awareness of what the Highams Park business community has to offer.
  3. Make Highams Park an even more enjoyable and a nicer place to live and work
  4. Support new and existing businesses in Highams Park (mentoring scheme)
  5. Share ideas, concerns and skills (mastermind group)
  6. To act as a voice and lobby on behalf of the business community
  7. Get to understand each other’s businesses
  8. Provide business opportunities by passing quality referrals between members

Highams Park Business Group Committee

Antony Smith – Providus Financial (Chair)
Michael Cohen – LFS (Treasurer)
Warren Howard – Geekheads IT Services (Admin)
Nigel Reynolds – Lesser & Co (Speakers Rota)
Jane Walker – Walker Websites (Social Media & Marketing)
Tahir Parkar – First Aid Training Organisation (Member)

Membership

Choose Local Highams Park business group membership

To offer local businesses greater support, the HPBG is moving onto a membership basis.

The 3 levels of membership are designed to generate funds to enhance the work by the HPBG including the production and maintenance of the Highams Park Portal, but at the same time get as many of the local businesses and home crafts connected and involved in the mix.

Initial Entry All Highams Park businesses are entitled to a free listing in alphabetical order on the portal

Bronze £5 per month or discounted to £50 per year – Basic listing of the business or craft, links from the Portal to their website, supply and use of a window display sticker (or online version that can be displayed on their website).

Silver £10 per month or discounted to £100 per year – Feature Page and article (self-prepared) in addition to basic listing of the business or craft, links from the Portal to their website, supply and use of a window display sticker. Broader promotion through the HPBG social media on Instagram and the Facebook through regular automated postings via the HP Portal .

Gold £20 per month or discounted to £200 per year – Revolving Banner Promotion on Portal website pages, Feature Page and article (self-prepared) in addition to basic listing of the business or craft, links from the Portal to their website, supply and use of a window display sticker. Broader promotion through the HPBG social media on Instagram and the Facebook through regular automated postings via the HP Portal  and outside events.

Meetings – A fee of £10 will be charged to attend the face-to-face monthly meetings which includes refreshments and goes towards supporting the business group and also maintaining the Highams Park portal website.

The Highams Park Business Group is part of the Highams Park Planning Group (HPPG). By joining HPBG you become part of HPPG. You may receive communications from HPPG. Data is not shared with third parties. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Networking

HPBG meets on the second Tuesday of each month for a Business Breakfast. Currently meetings are being held online using Zoom from 08:00 – 09:30.

These meetings are open to everyone who lives or works in Highams Park – although being a member of the HPBG will place you on the rota for presentations to showcase your business to the networking group.

The HPBG arranges guest speakers who bring interesting advice and fresh ideas to the group.

At HPBG meetings you will meet like-minded people, with each attendee having the time for a brief talk about their business as well as the customers or clients they are looking for.

HPBG meetings provide more than just a marketing opportunity, they are a chance to offer and receive friendly support.

Our next meeting is Tuesday 12th October at the Royal Oak from 7.45 for 8am – 9.30am. There is a small charge of £10 towards the cost of the Highams Park portal website.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, businesses who choose to pay more are entitled to more prominence for their business on social media and on the Highams Park Portal website

We don’t usually list businesses outside the Highams Park area unless they are offering a product or service you cannot get locally; for example Chingford Leisure Centre and Nuffield Leisure Centre are listed, as they are only just across the border and offer swimming which is not available in the HP Plan Area.

No, this is separate from the breakfast meeting attendance fee

Get in touch

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